develop their own literary style. Edgar Allan Poe was one writer that emerged during this time known as the “flowering of New England” (Babusci 169). Responsible for the emergence of the short story and the detective fiction genre, Poe is considered to be one of the most influential and widely read American writers of his
have been continuously distorted over the course of time. Both terms have been misinterpreted in a way that text has been replaced by work in common usage and social reforms. In reality, the two share more differences than similarities, which French literary critic and linguist Roland Gérard Barthes explains in his essay From Work to Text, from his book entitled Image-Music-Text. Barthes justifies the differences through propositions, in which he claims as ‘enunciations’ rather than argumentations.
Abstract. 1. Introduction 1.1 Research Questions 1.2 Hypothesis 1.3 Methodology 2. Theoretical Background 2.1 Style and stylistics 2.2 Stylometry 2.3 Authors 2.3.1 E.A. Poe 2.3.2 H.P. Lovecraft 2.3.3 Poe’s influence on Lovecraft 3. Method 3.1 How was the data collected 3.2 How was the data analysed 4. Results and analysis 4.1 Analysis 4.2 Results 5. Conclusion 6. References 7. Appendices 1. INTRODUCTION Horror stories have always been popular throughout our history. Perhaps it is the
The main part, in its turn, is subdivided into three sections. The first section discusses some general questions in the development of the British detective fiction: it touches upon historical and literary preconditions of the emergence of the genre, discusses Arthur Conan Doyle’s contribution to the popularization of detective literature and explains Agatha Christie’s position as the Queen of Crime. The second section is dedicated to Sherlock Holmes
on a short story written in 1845 by Edgar Allan Poe. The Imp of the Perverse refers to the desire to do what is wrong simply due to the fact that it is the wrong thing to do. Both the short story and the film use themes based around post-modernist theory and writings by Sigmund Freud. The film deals with the complexities of the human psyche and the motivations behind the actions of an individual. Using the Freud’s theory of the id, ego, and super ego, an analysis will be made regarding the construction